ASELSAN Wins NATO’s Defence Innovation Challenge

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International defence and technology company ASELSAN, has won NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency’s Fifth Annual Defence Innovation Challenge.

ASELSAN participated in the NCI Challenge with two separate projects, along with many other projects from allied NATO countries with the aim to improve distributed air surveillance radar data processing, the Turkish company said today.

One of the solutions suggested by ASELSAN is an architecture, in which a module operates a local radar as an “AI Operator” with the intelligence gathered from other radars. Studies showed that the AI-Operator controls the radar in a very precise and quick manner that no human operator can do, hence significantly improving the performance of the radar in a selected network.

The other ASELSAN solution, “The A-Fact” fuses all information from different sources into a single air picture. The NATO radar network will be capable of working effectively and intelligently with the assistance of A-Fact even in a dense cluttered environment.

“Our qualified, competent and professional human resources do not only develop technology to the high-end, but also continues to make a difference with their innovative ideas around it,” ASELSAN said in a statement. Thus, the company will be pioneering new business opportunities in the global arena by proposing these projects which utilise artificial intelligence at its best for operation of NATO radars in the most well-organised and meticulous manner.

“We are proud of being one of the international defence companies who is eligible for the production of such innovative solutions that can be used for the benefit of all NATO allies, our collective defence and the globe itself, ” the statement said.

Winning the NCIA’s Innovation Challenge 2020 gives ASELSAN the chance to put these systems into operational use for NATO’s collective security, through a competitive bid with the NCI Agency.  – shp/aaa/mgm (Photo: ASELSAN)